This is a modern twist on the traditional jam-filled Israeli Hanukkah favourite – sufganiyot. These are most delicious eaten the same day they are made.
- Portion size 24 servings
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2-1/4 tsp/11 mL)
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups all purpose flour (approx)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups canola oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
- 4 cups safflower oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
- 4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying, enough to submerge food
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
MethodIn large bowl, dissolve 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the sugar in warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, 10 minutes.
Beat in milk, egg, egg yolk, butter, vanilla and remaining sugar. With wooden spoon, beat in flour and salt, adding more flour if necessary to make soft sticky dough.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.
Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Using 2-inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut out circles. Transfer to lightly floured rimless baking sheet. Cover loosely and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
In deep fryer, wok or deep saucepan, heat about 2 inches (5 cm) oil until deep-fryer thermometer reads 350°F (180°C). Deep-fry doughnuts, 3 at a time and turning once, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
Coating: While warm, dip each doughnut in sugar to coat.
Filling: With wooden chopstick or dowel, pierce hole halfway through side of each doughnut. Using piping bag fitted with small plain tip, pipe chocolate hazelnut spread into opening. Serve warm. Makes 24 doughnuts.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 40 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 193.0
- Total fat 9 g
- Cholesterol 19 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 25 g
- Iron 8.0
- Folate 20.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 2.0